If you don’t know, now you know that First Lady Michelle Obama has been nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the audio edition of her book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. This is not bad at all for Michelle Obama’s debut as an author. How many can say that they were nominated for a Grammy for their first outing as an author.
“This nomination is such an honor not just for me, but for everybody who contributed to the garden and the audio book, from the National Park Service employees to our White House chefs to our beekeeper,” Mrs. Obama told People about her nod.
Executive Chef, Cris Comerford, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, Sam Kass, Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, beekeeper Charlie Brandts, and Supervisory Horticulturalist Jim Adams have all were major contributors to the Kitchen Garden, and wrote sections of American Grown. The 1,500-square-foot garden is maintained by National Park Service staff.
The always elegant yet humble, First Lady said she hopes the Grammy nod will continue to spotlight her Let’s Move campaign, and keep “the conversation going about how we can all work together to ensure a healthy future for all our nation’s children.”
Michelle Obama has not confirmed if she will attend the Grammys. Her newly reelected husband has won two Grammys in the same category for his books Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope.
Mrs. Obama will be competing against Former President Bill Clinton. He also got nominated for his fourth book, Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy. It should be a very interesting night on CBS on Feb. 10th, 2013.